America's Schools and the Mass Media

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Any quotation dictionary that includes an entry for "education" provides ample testimony that education is more than schools. From Aristotle to Oscar Wilde come warnings that education is no substitute for experience. Indeed, for some critics of schooling, we learn that formal education is antithetical to learning. America's Schools and the Mass Media collectively explore the contents of mass media and how it shapes educational programming and policy-making. The editors claim that American schooling for the past ...

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Overview

Any quotation dictionary that includes an entry for "education" provides ample testimony that education is more than schools. From Aristotle to Oscar Wilde come warnings that education is no substitute for experience. Indeed, for some critics of schooling, we learn that formal education is antithetical to learning. America's Schools and the Mass Media collectively explore the contents of mass media and how it shapes educational programming and policy-making. The editors claim that American schooling for the past forty years has less to do with a learning agenda and pedagogy than with economic competition and national security.

The editors and contributors to this important volume contend that American public schooling has historical roots as a crucible for democratic government. This ideal has not only grown increasingly suspect in recent years, but is now commonly assailed as a brake on both economic growth and intellectual excellence. The editors ask what minimum skills and knowledge one must possess in order to participate in the life of the nation, if not in the life of the mind. The essays by Gerald Grant, Bella Rosenberg, Charles T. Salmon, Joan Richardson, and Susan Tifft take direct aim at this issue, with surprising, but stimulating results.

The volume begins with Myron Lieberman's "law": to wit, the "more important an educational question, the less people know about it". The remainder of the contributions aim Jo begin removing this law with a more salutary understanding. The twelve essays that constitute the work deal with the interplay of educational and media institutions; what students learn and how they learn it—with a special emphasis on the long and questionable history of corporate, special interest and government attempts to shape the beliefs of future citizens and present consumers. The volume closes with a full scale effort to review the nation's educational priorities, and how questions of school choice are entwined with those of media choice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560006527
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/1993
  • Pages: 155

Meet the Author

Everette E. Dennis is Felix E. Larkin Distinguished Professor at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business, where he serves as chair of the Communication and Media Management Department and as director of the Center for Communications. Some of his books include Beyond the Cold War, Justice Black and the First Amendment, and Radio—The Forgotten Medium.

Craig L. LaMay is director of media research at the Urban Institute, Northwestern University. Before that, he served as editor of Media Studies Journal. He is co-editor, with Everette E. Dennis, of America’s Schools and the Mass Media and Higher Education in the Information Age.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Media and America's Schools 1
1 Lieberman's Law 5
Pt. I Education in the Media
2 The Twilight Zone Beat 15
3 Oh, When I Was Young! 25
4 Reading, Writing and Taxes 33
5 Title Goes Here* 37
6 Pay No Attention to That Man Behind the Curtain 47
7 Hollywood High 55
8 Amo, Amas . . . Amazing! Interactive Television Comes of Age 65
Pt. II Education into the 21st Century
9 Education Issues for the 1990s: An Informal Survey 77
10 National Standards: The Myth - and Danger - of State and Local Control 85
11 Civil Rights: Roll Over Earl Warren 95
12 Private Enterprise and Public Purpose: Corporations in the Classroom 105
13 Choice: American Values in the Marketplace 113
14 Book Review: Brain Checking 127
Index 139
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